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On-Site Activities


Whether you're looking for a relaxing or heart pumping activity, Skamania Lodge near Portland, Oregon offers an array of Columbia River Gorge activities within 175 wooded acres. Enjoy everything from tennis, basketball, nature and walking trails, to signature spa treatments or a round of golf on our scenic 18-hole championship golf course.

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Wellness at Waterleaf Spa

Relax and rejuvenate at our Columbia Gorge spa hotel with signature wellness treatments including enhanced massages and facials. The Waterleaf Spa welcomes guests seven days per week. Reservations are encouraged.

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Fitness Center, Pool & Hot Tubs

Located on the spa level of this Columbia River Gorge hotel, enjoy an indoor workout with two new Peloton bikes, treadmills, elliptical equipment, free weights, and weight stations complete with televisions. Splash in our heated indoor swimming pool or relax in the indoor & outdoor whirpool hot tubs. 

Gorge Loop Fitness Trail

New Gorge Loop Fitness Trail

For both outdoor and the fitness enthusiasts, we are excited to announce the opening of our newly renovated Gorge Loop Fitness Trail. This fantastic fitness trail is a moderate to difficult 0.9 mile loop with five stations and 17 activities.

The natural trail connecting the equipment winds through the stunning forest surrounding Skamania Lodge along which you will catch glimpses of our 18 hole well-manicured golf course and the beautiful Columbia River. Working all areas of the body, this trail is perfect to up your fitness game. 

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Skamania Lodge Adventures

Adventure awaits!  Join Skamania Lodge Adventures for an unforgettable experience.  From flying through the trees to testing your agility and abilities, let our incredible guides lead you through our top rated zipline course or our self-guided Aerial park.  To round out the fun, try your hand at Axe throwing!

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Championship Golf

Our Portland area golf course offers a challenging 18-hole, par-70 golf course is beautifully tucked into the resort's 175 wooded acres. Services include a driving range, practice bunker, chipping and putting greens. Our course also features a full-service golf shop, cart rentals and PGA Professionals to help assist you with your game.

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Art of Discovery

As you walk through Skamania Lodge, it’s impossible to miss our extraordinary collection of Native American and Northwest art. This collection gives our guests the opportunity to learn more about the art and people of our region. 

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Walking, Nature Trails, and Hiking

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The trail system at Skamania Lodge offers over four miles of hiking paths on the property with magnificent views of the surrounding Columbia River Gorge and Cascade Mountains. Learn more about Skamania's trails including our all new Gorge Loop Fitness Trail and many local hikes across the Columbia River Gorge. 


Learn more about the many biking trails in the Columbia River Gorge that explore winding roads overlooking lush forests, cascading waterfalls and spectacular views. Skamania Lodge offers free bike rentals for guests year round. Bikes are availble to check-out out at the Waterleaf Spa for daily use. 


Get moving day or night at our outdoor tennis court. Play with your family, significant other, friend, or co-worker.


Bring family and friends together with engaging activities that are enjoyable as well as physically beneficial with our Columbia River Gorge outdoor basketball court.


The Lodge's court is located on the South side of the main parking lot and is open until sunset. Grass volleyball is a great opportunity to have fun, and get the exercise you need.

Vine Gogh at the Gorge Painting Classes

Vine Gogh at the Gorge Painting Classes

Join us on the 3rd Saturday of every month and get your "Vine Gogh" on!

Vine Gogh is Portland's original guided artist bar for the non-artist. Vine Gogh offers step-by-step painting classes on canvas. But wait, there's more... the painting classes are set to great music, AND Skamania Lodge will offer the opportunity to purchase liquid encouragement via a variety of wines, beer, and spirits to get you in the "creative mood".  Learn more and reserve your day of creative fun.